Denver gets a world-class BBQ event with the 4th annual Denver BBQ Festival, Friday to Sunday, June 17 to 19, 2022, at Empower Field at Mile High. The festival brings together legendary pitmasters from Denver and around the country to serve award-winning barbecue, along with live music, beer, cold drinks, BBQ tutorials and demonstrations.
Admission is FREE. Attendees can listen to music and purchase BBQ from some of the most iconic pitmasters and restaurants.
BBQ and beverages will be available to purchase and there should be plenty to go around. Organizers expect to smoke more than 30,000 pounds of meat!
VIP Tickets enable attendees to skip the lines for 2.5 hours of all-you-can-eat BBQ and private bathrooms. But they are pricey at $99 (+ fees) per person.
Event hours are Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Here’s the 2022 music lineup:
Friday, June 17
5:00 – 6:30 pm: Little Moses Jones
7:30 – 9:00 pm: The Dollhouse Thieves
Saturday, June 18
11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Funkiphino
1:30 – 3:00 pm: Conjunto Colores
4:30 – 6:00 pm: The Rick Lewis Project
6:30 – 8:00 pm: Double Wide
Sunday, June 19
10:00 – 11:30 am: Wirewood Station Band
12:30 – 2:00 pm: My Blue Sky
3:30 – 5:00 pm: The Long Run
MHOTC Tip: To save on parking, take the Light Rail and get off at the Broncos Stadium at Mile High Station, which is about a one minute walk from the festival. There will be parking available in Lot J on the west side of Empower Field for $10 per car.